06 Feb How Advanced Technology Can Enhance Patient Care
Technology touches on every aspect of care from an oral surgeon, from patient records to imaging to surgical procedures themselves. Modern technology, such as CBCT imaging, helps to make surgical procedures more predictable and efficient.
When an oral surgery practice features state-of-the-art technology, it also indicates a commitment to staying updated on the latest developments in the field. Patients can have confidence that their provider is using the most advanced techniques and approaches to surgical procedures.
Patients can have confidence that their provider is using the most advanced techniques and approaches to surgical procedures.
How Oral Surgeons Integrate Technology Into Patient Care
A typical oral surgery practice will incorporate technology into various elements of its operations, including:
- Record-keeping: Electronic patient records facilitate more efficient appointment scheduling, check-in and billing, in addition to streamlining other administrative tasks. This allows us to spend more time on your actual care.
- Imaging: Digital imaging is the standard, and three-dimensional imaging, such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is optimal.
- Treatment Planning: The type of three-dimensional images produced by CBCT allows for the most accurate treatment planning possible.
- Surgical Procedures: The instruments used in our procedures feature the most updated design, and we rely heavily on technology to inform our treatment approaches as well.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography For More Effective Treatment Planning
CBCT is a particularly valuable technology tool in our practice. This device compiles multiple two-dimensional images to create a three-dimensional representation of the surgical field.
The oral surgeon can then use the resulting image to plan your surgical treatment, such as dental implant placement, in great detail. In fact, the surgeon can use the CBCT image to visualize the actual surgical field.
This additional level of preparation means that your surgeon is less likely to be surprised by some characteristic of the surgical field and need to adjust mid-stream. In the case of procedures such as placing dental implants, this imaging can minimize the risk of treatment disruptions.
Technology should be a consideration when you are choosing an oral surgeon. Incorporating the right technology into your treatment can streamline the process and produce better outcomes. To learn more about how our practice integrates technology into treatment, visit our team at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates for a consultation.